Item AAAA5503 - The breadwinners

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The breadwinners

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Canawest Film Productions Ltd.

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  • 1972 (Creation)

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Industrial film. The variety of jobs performed by BC workers, and the role of the WCB in promoting safety and protecting and assisting injured workers. Includes much footage of job sites and people at work (especially miners, loggers and construction workers). Other footage includes a dramatization of an injured man being rushed to hospital by floatplane and ambulance; the International First Aid Championships, with simulated accident victims and competing industrial first aid teams; opening of the new WCB administration complex in Vancouver; scenes in the offices of the WCB; injured workers taking part in physiotherapy and other activities at the WCB's rehabilitation centre in Vancouver; sod-turning for the Leslie R. Petersen Rehabilitation Centre in Richmond. Film begins with long morning sequence of workers going to work, and includes historical background on the role of these "breadwinners" in BC's development.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Accession number(s): 94-9973

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producing agency/company: Canawest Film Productions Ltd.; sound: Bill Armstrong; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia. Workmen's Compensation Board; photography: Maurice Embra; music: Gibson Productions Ltd. Griffiths; photography: John Holbrook; director: Ken Jubenvill; photography: Douglas A. McKay; photography: Rod Parkhurst; script: Richard Tomkies

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